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Over half of the top 10k hoping for Grealish returns in final Gameweek 8 match

The Premier League signs off for a fortnight after tonight’s match at the Emirates, as Arsenal v Aston Villa brings Gameweek 8 to a close.

Kick-off in north London is at 19:15 GMT.

Jack Grealish (£7.4m) is the most-owned Fantasy Premier League player in this match, both overall and within the top 10,000.

A further 320,000+ FPL managers brought Grealish into their squads after his 15-point haul against Southampton, which lifted his overall ownership figure to 32.6%.

That figure stands at 57.85% in the top 10k.

The England international is part of a Villa side that shows only one change from Gameweek 7, with Trezeguet (£5.3m) replacing the injured Bertrand Traore (£5.9m).

The Arsenal team news is even more uncomplicated, as Mikel Arteta has named exactly the same line-up as he did in the win at Old Trafford.

That means that Rob Holding (£4.4m) keeps his place at the heart of the Gunners’ defence, with the fit-again David Luiz (£5.5m) only among the substitutes.

Holding is part of an Arsenal backline that is the meanest in the division this season, with Arteta’s troops conceding on just seven occasions in as many Gameweeks.

Villa had also started the season in excellent defensive form, keeping clean sheets in three of their first four matches of 2020/21.

The Villans are yet to concede a single goal on the road.

Seven goals have flown past Emiliano Martinez (£4.8m) in the last two Gameweeks, however.

Martinez faces his former club tonight and remains the most-popular goalkeeper in FPL, with just over one in four of us owning the Argentine.


Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Tierney, Gabriel, Holding, Partey, Elneny, Saka, Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Grealish, Barkley, Trezeguet, Watkins.

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1,620 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Klaren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Any thoughts on TAA replacement?

    A. Cancelo - Great fixtures, good bps potential but rotation threat with Zinchenko fit and Mendy returning from injury soon
    B. Dias - More nailed but less bps potential and less attacking threat
    C. PVA - Short term fixtures couldn't get much better but if Mitchell ends up playing at RB, it might become a waste to spend the extra on a 2nd Palace defender.

    Any thoughts on the below? And any other suggestions?

    Rest of the defence is: Chilwell, James, Lamptey, Mitchell.

    1. AgentRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Think I’m leaning towards Dias for marginally more certainty

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Cancelo as long as 4th defender is reliable Taylor KWP Targett e.g.

    3. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Get 4.5 and spend rest elsewhere

  2. skodaole2
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Is there any, any at all, even a tiny one reason why I shouldnt do Auba + Mitro -> Watkins + Bruno (-4)?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Do it

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I guess risk of injuries/COVID with the international break but good moves.

  3. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Thoughts on these moves?

    Robertson > Chilwell
    Son > Bruno
    Saiss > Cresswell (-4)

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Bruno

  4. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Which option?

    A) Rashford to Bruno
    B) Son to Bruno and double up on Utd attack

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I would wait till more news on Rashy's shoulder and then move

  5. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Do we think JRod needs to go if you already have DCL?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      No, keep against Fulham

    2. Harper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      FUL (A) and LEE (H), got to give him that at least

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Very true!

  6. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    2nd best score in 9 gws. Tough season. Just outside 2m OR.

  7. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Up to 38 K.Climbing nicely.

  8. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Have no City/United/Chelsea big hitters yet so looking to do one of these on a FT, which one looks best?

    A) Son -> KDB
    B) Son -> Bruno
    C) Son -> Ziyech

    Cheers!

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      B

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks Ramajama!

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      A but if you can afford to use an additional FT, you could do B for next GW and then switch to A.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Have 0.1 leeway so that could be done, thanks

  9. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Don’t know who to get for Jimenez. So many cheap options:
    A) Antonio
    B) Watkins
    C) Bamford
    D) Adams
    E) Wilson

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      B

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Play the fixtures

    3. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Would love to get B but have triple Villa. Antonio in contention but with his injury record I think I'll go safe with Bamford.

  10. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Early thoughts on one of these moves?

    A) Son + Saiss -> Bruno + Coufal
    B) Maupay + Son -> Watkins + Fernandes
    C) Kane + Maupay -> Werner + Antonio/Watkins
    D) Kane + Son -> Werner + Fernandes
    E) Kane + Son -> Werner + Fernandes
    F) Kane + Maupay + Son -> Werner + Antonio/Watkins + KDB -4

    A lot of options :/

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      A

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Prolly gonna take out Saiss for a hit in all of the options

  11. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    0 FT .5 ITB

    Doing Kane ➡️ Martial allows me to get KDB and Cancelo in for Son and Saïss the week after?

    Martinez
    Chillwell Saïss Targett Lamptey Mitchell
    Salah Son Grealish Bowen Burke
    DCL Kane Vardy.

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      0 FT????

  12. wantsharptv
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Incredible fpl week. After bonus points I'll have 100 points. My team got 8 goals. If I captained bruno over kane would have got 109!!!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Amazing, jealous as I’ve not hit a tonne in about 2-3 years!

    2. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      excellent

    3. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      That's crazy! What's your OR now?

      1. wantsharptv
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Looks like I went from 793,497 to 162,084!!

        1. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          That's a huge jump! I just entered 400k and trying to push for 100k by January hopefully

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    81 all out and now just outside the top 1k *Gulp*

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      You are flying.

      Well done.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks, crunch time though now with the fixture change, some pivotal decisions to make

        (Trent injury may have helped my stubbornness)

        Fortunately already have Bruno, but City assets and Ziyech/Werner could be a big threat

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Keep it up and who knows you might do something special.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I’ll certainly try!

    2. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Sheeeesh and to think you did all that holding TAA this whole time 😀

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I know, I briefly considered TAA to Chilwell this week but decided to keep and sort Buur non playing to Kilman

    3. wantsharptv
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Impressive

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers

  14. Albert_Luque
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Might be the wrong time for an unbiased answer, but: Bamford or Watkins?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Bamford

  15. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Robbo to Cancelo or hold Robbo?

    Still have Salah. Might be happy to just have Salah or Mane all season.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I’d be tempted to hold, do you have Chilwell?

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yup and Cresswell

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I would hold then, he’ll be even more of an attacking outlet if Trent is out and Liverpool have some pretty decent fixtures

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Considering the same. See below. I think it may be time to punt on using some of that Robbo value elsewhere

  16. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Bruno and Brewster(8th) or Vardy and Soucek(8th)?

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      A

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah thoughts so, thanks mate

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      A but mainly because Soucek as an 8th is a waste of money

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah thanks mate, I thought the same just like opinions

  17. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Seriously is it time to get rid of pool defence?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I think so

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      If you have no other issues in your team then sure. Two good home games though

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Depends on TAA injury. How long is he out?

  18. gryffsonofarthur
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Bamford, Watkins or both?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Watkins

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Watkins of the two. Both can't be too bad. Antonio possibly better pick then either.

  19. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Would you do either of the following?

    Trent & Podence > Cancelo & Grealish (-4)
    Trent, Podence & Kane > Cancelo, Watkins & KDB (-8)

    Not taken any hits this season yet.

  20. TH14 - INVINCIBLE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Who is the better option
    A. Vardy
    B. Werner

    And also who will replace TAA?

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      vardy for GW 10 and onwards.

  21. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    fellow non kane owners,how did we do? 56 here...

    1. TH14 - INVINCIBLE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      58

    2. Il Capitano
        2 months, 13 days ago

        59 thanks to Watkins

      • Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        71 -4 (67)

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          that's a great score.watkins served you well...

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            No Watkins

            1. Chucky
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              lol bruno then...

              1. Dynamic Duos
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Yeah 🙂

    3. Better Call Raul
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      (Double post as posted on wrong article)

      Time to wildcard the following? Have 1 FT 0itb

      Martinez (4.0)
      Bellerin-KWP-Taylor (Saiss) (Mitchell)
      Salah-Mane-Son-Soucek (Bissouma)
      Kane-Jimenez-Mitro

      Tempted to hold and use FT as looks ok for next GW but concerned about missing the boat on Bruno, Grealish, Chilwell etc

    4. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Foden and Saiss to Jota and Cancelo or rip up team to get Bruno?

      1. Drizz ✅
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Bruno

    5. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Would you take out Son for Ziyech considering Spurs next fixtures. Or is Son fixture proof?

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        If you have Kane Son can go.

        Bale ruins them both tbh.

        Hopefully for the sake of FPL maureen can see this.

        I might do Son to Ziyech and keep Kane. Reguilon crossing to him is immense.

      2. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Couldn't even score v WBA so hardly fixture proof. Son (c) her btw so I'm pretty angry

    6. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Would you:
      (A) Son to Bruno +1FT
      (B) Kane + Podence to Bruno + Watkins + 1.0ITB

    7. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      What are my biggest issues here? Really cannot decide what to do..

      Martinez (Steer)
      Coufal - Trent - Lamptey (Dallas & Taylor)
      Salah - Son - Podence - Zaha (Burke)
      DCL - Werner - Kane

      Thinking of Trent & Podence > Cancelo & Grealish.. But then how do I get City assets in? Werner > Jesus?

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Son could go to City mid if you do Trent > a cheapie. Don't think you need double Spurs with their fixtures & generally more conservative play since the West Ham game.

        1. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Which Spud would you keep?

        2. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          That makes more sense doesn't it, what defender would you go for if you had 5.6m to spend?

    8. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Finally a decent green arrow!

      81pts taking me from 1.56m OR to 850k. Long way to go but at least right direction!!

      Playing Robbo’s 2pts and leaving KWP’s 9pts on the bench is frustrating but I’d never have done the other way round I don’t think!

      Now to mull over the transfers....
      What do you think?

      1FT 0.8itb
      Martinez, Forster
      Chilwell, Robbo*, Cresswell, KWP, Branthwaite
      Salah, Ziyech, Son*, Grealish, Stephens
      Kane, DCL, Bamford

      Was thinking Robbo, Son > Cancelo, Bruno (-4)

      Cheers

    9. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Who's the best mid-priced Foden replacement? Mainly considering Ziyech, Jota & Zaha. Ziyech looks good, but not sure I like his fixtures beyond the next few.

      1. Atletico Junior
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Ziyech

    10. hogree
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      The eternal question : WC yay or nay? Seems like the right time but a decent week making me double-think. Thoughts?

      Current team is
      McCarthy - Steer
      Justin - Chilwell - Saiss - Mitchell - C Taylor
      Salah - Son - Sterling - Podence - Bissouma
      Watkins - Kane - Mitro

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        You probably want to shift 3-4 of those, plus maybe one of Son/Kane. You could get there with FTs over the next 2-3 weeks, and maybe a Hit.

        But when else would you wc?

    11. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Valencia 4 - 1 Real Madrid

      Valencia were awarded 4 penalties lol

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Any Ramos involvement?